Communist League of Great Britain
|Communist League of Great Britain|
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|Politics of the United Kingdom
It origins lie in the Communist Party of Great Britain, where a faction formed around Bill Bland. Initially Maoist, it joined the majority of the Committee to Defeat Revisionism, for Communist Unity in 1965 to form the Action Centre for Marxist-Leninist Unity, publishing Hammer or Anvil. In 1967, this was renamed the Marxist-Leninist Organisation of Britain. Soon after, the group ceased supporting Mao, instead supporting Enver Hoxha - although Hoxha himself was aligned with Mao. Renamed the "Communist League of Great Britain" in 1975, its ideological position was strengthened with the Sino-Albanian Split.
The group remains active to the present day, but has become less prominent since Bland's death. As an anti-revisionist organisation, it is highly supportive of Joseph Stalin and works within the Stalin Society.
- John Moorhouse, A Historical Glossary of British Marxism (Pauper's Press, 1987) ISBN 0-946650-06-3
- Peter Barberis, John McHugh and Mike Tyldesley, Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations
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